Q. Consider the following statements:
1.India has witnessed an increase in the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the telecommunication sector.
2.India’s rank has declined in Network Readiness Index 2022.
3.Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF) Scheme aims to fund R&D in rural-specific communication technology applications.
Which of the statements given above are correct

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 and 3 are correct. India has witnessed an increase in the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the telecommunication sector. Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF) Scheme aims to fund R&D in rural-specific communication technology applications and form synergies among academia, start-ups, research institutes, and the industry to build and develop the telecom ecosystem.

Statement 2 is incorrect. India’s rank has improved in Network Readiness Index 2022. India jumped 6 ranks, from 67 in 2021 to 61 in 2022 in the NRI-2022. NRI score for India also improved from 49.74 in 2021 to 51.19 in 2022.

Source: PIB